We are heading into Fall, and it is still low 80's and sunny here in the Queen City. I knew there would be an assortment of trending fall fashion at this event; lots of black, leather, peplums, studs and lace. I love it all, but my worst fashion nightmare is looking the same as everybody else. My friend and emerging designer, Cigi Guz, recently kindly gave this dress to me. I knew the clock was ticking on being able to wear it this year, so with my trusty denim jacket, I decided to non-apologetically break all the seasonal fashion rules. I always say when it comes to fashion and style, wear what makes you feel good, so that is what I did. Thanks to Cigi Guz for the beautiful dress and to BLo ouT for making me feel pretty with the perfect up do.
Dress: ASOS (old) from Cigi Guz. Jacket: Gap. Shoes: Steve Madden. Sunglasses: Blinde, but here's a less expensive pair. Earrings: Bauble Bar. Bracelets: Vintage. Rings: My Grandmother's, Tiffany and custom by Diamonds Direct. Hair: BLo ouT.
I've had the awesome experience of attending various fashion events and runway shows in NYC, be it for Fashion Week or some other unique experience, but Thursday, September 13th marked my first ever Style Night Out in Charlotte. Actually, it marked my first experience with any major style event in Charlotte. My previous line of work never really gave me a reason to attend such an event. I love style and I love fashion, so why in the world wouldn't I? I will never forget being six weeks away from delivering Precious Peanut #2 and feeling much anxiety about managing everything effectively. I ultimately made the decision to take a step back from my business, focus on family and let things fall into place as they may while hoping for the best. It was a tough transition at first, then the Lucky story happened, which led me to the Queen City Style, which 9 months later has led me to here. I am pursuing my passion, and I cannot put it down. I've said from the beginning if I get nothing more out of this than pure joy, I will have achieved my goal. My soul is so full, and I am skipping with every step. I've never had more faith that when one door closes another opens. This is that door. I just want to say thank you very much for reading and keeping me so hungry for more!
Have a wonderful weekend! Whitley